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1 The Question… Which social class of the Tokugawa Period would most likely initiate social change? 6 Next Last update: August 2005 BCPS Research Module or Slam Dunk Model, Copyright 2005, Baltimore County Public Schools, MD, all rights reserved. The models may be used for educational, non-profit school use only. All other uses, transmissions, and duplications are prohibited unless permission is granted expressly. The following lessons are based on Jamie McKenzies Slam Dunk Lesson module available at

2 Information Sources 6 Next The Tokugawa rulers controlled Japan from the 16 th century until the mid 19 th century. During this time, the Tokugawa rulers (called shoguns) wanted to ensure that Japanese society would not change. Four social classes were created:Tokugawa Four social classes 1.Samurai3. Craftsmen 2. Farmer4. Merchant As a result, this class structure closed Japanese society from the rest of the world. Each social class had advantages and disadvantages to belonging but which one could help institute social change to help Japan open to the rest of the world?

3 Student Activity 6 Next You will read about each of the four social classes by following the links on the next slide. 2.You will use your prior knowledge from social studies class and infer advantages and disadvantages to fill in the comparison chart. 3.Click HERE to begin your research. HERE

4 The Assessment Activity 6 Next Choose an appropriate electronic application (PowerPoint, Publisher, PhotoStory, etc.) to create a presentation that answers the questions, Which social class of the Tokugawa Period would most likely initiate social change? Why? Explain how you think that social class would go about creating the social change.

5 Enrichment Activity These materials are © 2004 NAME, SCHOOL, all rights reserved. 6 Next Now that you know about the social classes of Japan during the Tokugawa Period, look at how Japan began to change. Follow the link to explore changing Japan! See what happened to Japanese culture during the Meiji Restoration. changing Japanchanging Japan

6 Teacher Support Materials 5.A.1. Describe characteristics that are used to organize people into cultures. enGauge As society changes, the skills needed to negotiate the complexities of life also change…To achieve success in the 21 st century, students also need to attain proficiency in science, technology, and culture, as well as gain a thorough understanding of information in all its forms. (enGauge) enGauge Digital-Age Literacy includes: Information LiteracyInformation LiteracyInformation LiteracyInformation Literacy Technological LiteracyTechnological LiteracyTechnological LiteracyTechnological Literacy Scientific LiteracyScientific LiteracyScientific LiteracyScientific Literacy Modified By: Meghan Marcot Deep Creek Magnet Middle School July 2007 Objective: Students will research the Tokugawa period in order to explain the four classes. Differentiation: Provide students with a copy of vocabulary words. Post vocabulary words to be referred to throughout the lesson. Provide copy of all text with information highlighted. Provide students with a copy of an accurate graphic organizer. Provide selected response or word bank for students completing the chart. Time Management: This is a 45 minute lesson This is a 45 minute lesson Any extended activities should be completed at home. Any extended activities should be completed at home. Learning Styles: Visual, Kinesthetic, Active. Visual, Kinesthetic, Active. AVID Strategies: Predicting Predicting Timed Writing Timed Writing

7 Social Class Contact with outside cultures? Explain. Advantages to being in this class Disadvantages to being in this class Samurai Farmer Craftsmen Merchant


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